Carol R. Eaton Designs

Carol R. Eaton Designs

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Friday, April 3, 2015

Mola Inspired Fabric Giveaway - The Printed Fabric Bee!

This month's "Queen" of The Printed Fabric Bee was Julie B. Booth - artist, author and teacher extraordinaire! Julie has a passion for the reverse applique technique of Mola. I too never tire of looking at the beautiful and intricate work. I enjoy the contrast and bright colors - so bold and dramatic. It was intimidating to develop a fabric design that would represent this technique. I share my process below but first... how to win your own 6" X 6" custom fabric collection! 

Hop over to Julie's blog and leave a comment or go over to The Printed Fabric Bee blog and leave one there. Julie will choose a winner Wednesday, April 15th! 

I had a few false starts on creating my piece but ended up using a freezer paper resist. First I drew a design on the paper and cut it out. 

Next I lightly touched the iron  to the non-shiny side of the paper to tack it to the screen.
 Now for the fun! I held my breath and picked up the screen to see if my concept worked.
All right, all right, all right... it worked! None of them were "perfect" so I kept going and filled up the fabric (ice dyed). 
 I settled on a couple that were decent and cut them out. 
 I added some design details to try to capture the essence of the Mola stitch work.  
 Here is the 6" X 6" piece I created for the giveaway. Hurry and enter to win! Please check out the other artists blogs as they share their inspiration and processes. The unique approach will give you lots of ideas for your own work! 


  1. Love my fabric...Carol and snow dyer extraordinaire!

    1. I can't wait to see what you do with the collection!

  2. Beautiful, Carol! And you just inspired me to try freezer paper for a screen design I have been trying to figure out how to do... thanks much!

  3. Carol, Love how yours turned out. I have got to do this! And I love freezer paper so this is on my list.

  4. What a creative way to have a unique piece of artwork! I love how you can portray yourself in the designs. For example, the leaf designs you used would be perfect for someone who enjoys an earthly ambience in their home. Thank you so much for hosting the giveaway, Carol. This artsy product is one of your bests. Kudos!

    Lucius Cambell @ Skild